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Consistent 100% CPU usage


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n0ng33k

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My computer has recently started to run at 100% CPU usage 99% of the time. Even when I'm staring at my wallpaper with Task Manager open with no other programs, or anything that could take up any memory as far as I know.

I'm pretty lost as to what to do, so any tips would be helpful!

Edited by n0ng33k, 06 March 2008 - 10:12 PM.

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98springer

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Select the "Processes" tab and see what's running. Look for the process that's using all the CPU time and then Google the name of it to see what it is. Post back with the info.
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The thing that hogs my CPU usage is called "fssm32.exe". F-Secure Scanner Manager. I've researched it a bit and found that it is crucial for system stability or something along those lines. I've also read that it could be a Trojan masquerading as a normal process.

This guy seems to be having almost the exact same problems as me:

http://www.techspot....topic25869.html

Should not be removed to ensure a secure system:

http://www.processli...ry/files/fssm32

Any ideas that can help me get rid of/clean-up my computer?
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Looks like you've got some sort of protection that's doing its job more than you'd like. Do you have this problem on your home network?
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disconnect from the internet...
go to start...run...type in msconfig...press enter..click on start tab...uncheck F-Secure ...
reboot...do you still have the same cpu usage...
if its dropped...you could try uninstalling it and then reinstalling it...
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